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                 French Toast - “Best Egg Bread I Ever Had”
 Recipe By     : Kathy Hudson Lipin, Baltimore, MD
 Serving Size  : 3    Preparation Time :
 Categories    : Breakfast                        Breads
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  cup           milk
    2      tablespoons   sugar
    2                    eggs -- slightly beaten
      1/2  teaspoon      vanilla extract
      1/4  teaspoon      orange peel -- grated
      1/4  teaspoon      grownd cinnamon -- sifted if needed
      1/8  teaspoon      salt
    6      slices        white bread -- preferably day-old
                         canola oil -- for frying
                         confectioners' sugar -- for garnish
                         ground cinnamon -- for garnish
                         orange peel -- in twisted spirals,
                         -- for garnish
                         OR orange slice wedges -- for garnish
                         maple syrup -- warmed
 1.  Heat the milk in a saucepan; add the sugar, stirring to dissolve. 
 Remove from heat; cool slightly.
 2.  (Before beating the eggs, discard any white solids.) Beat eggs
 slightly and mix in vanilla, grated orange peel (dried is fine), sifted
 ground cinnamon, and salt.  Add to milk and sugar mixture and mix well.
 3.  Dip each slice of bread into the milk and egg mixture until well
 coated.  Place bread slices in a single layer in a shallow dish; pour
 any remaining milk/egg mixture over the bread slices.  Cover slices with
 wax paper or cover pan and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
 4.  Preheat small amount of canola oil in skillet until hot.  Fry bread
 slices until golden brown.  Meanwhile, warm maple syrup under hot water
 or in the microwave for 15 seconds.
 5.  Serve 2 slices per person immediately, sprinkling a small amount of
 confectioner’s sugar and ground cinnamon (or sprinkling instead with
 cinnamon-sugar).  Garnish with fresh orange peel, twisted into spirals
 (or with orange slice wedges).  Pass warmed maple syrup.
 Notes: This was inspired by several recipes and my own whimsy.  It was
 so easy and was pronounced the “best egg bread I ever had” by my dear
 Edited for MasterCook by K. Hudson Lipin, 07/05/99
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